Enhanced protection, antiwear qualities & improved performance under nearly any conditions
Afton offers a total lubricant portfolio to meet specific needs, and improve lubricant performance.
In addition to providing fully developed additive packages, Afton Chemical is a leading supplier of lubricant components.
Whether you need enhanced protection, or improved performance in a wide range of application conditions, Afton has a total lubricant portfolio to meet your needs.
Afton works with you to ensure your lubricants have optimal chemical balances for increased protection, marketable claims and competitive product positioning, plus the full benefit of over 90 years of Afton research and expertise.
Lubricant Components Solutions
How are friction modifiers used in industrial gear lubricants?
Friction modifiers prevent scoring, reduce wear and noise, and can also help to prevent micropitting in industrial gear lubricants.
What is the purpose of emulsifiers?
Emulsifiers enable two immiscible fluids to form a mixture called an emulsion. They work by reducing the surface tension of water to facilitate thorough mixing. Water and oil mixtures are often used as lubricants because they are low cost, easy to dispose of, and have fire retardant properties.
How can rust and corrosion inhibitors extend equipment life?
Rust and corrosion inhibitors provide a barrier between the metal surface and harmful elements. Some inhibitors neutralize acids, others form protective films. Basic detergents are excellent rust and corrosion inhibitors, because they protect in both ways.
How do Afton's foam inhibitors work?
Most lubricant applications involve agitation, which traps air in the lubricant and encourages the formation of foam. When foaming becomes excessive, lubricating qualities are less effective, and the result is oxidation and possible cavitation over time.
To combat this problem, Afton’s foam inhibitors alter the surface tension of the oil and help to weaken the structure of air bubbles. The result is better lubricating qualities and reduced maintenance.
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